Considering the comments posted on previous articles on The Punch, it’s safe to say that the issue of animal experimentation for medical research is a controversial topic, often generating strong views from largely polarised positions.
When it comes to the specific testing of cosmetics on animals however, clearly the jury is in. The vast majority of us consider it cruel and unnecessary to subject animals to painful tests merely for the sake of our own vanity.
In fact, in late 2008 Humane Research Australia commissioned a public opinion poll to gauge the public’s understanding and view of animal experimentation. As expected, 87 per cent of respondents were opposed to the use of animals in testing cosmetics.
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Who would work in an abattoir?
Most of us have done jobs we didn’t want to do because we needed the cash. There are plenty of dirty, smelly, difficult, revolting jobs out there that usually get left to immigrants, to the uneducated, to the desperate.
Slaughtering animals is something most people would turn their noses up at, but someone has to do it.
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